Sarajevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a place that approximately 700,000 people call home.
It’s approximately 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Dubrovnik - Southern Dalmatia, Croatia and 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Split, Croatia.
During winter, this city becomes an excellent place for snow-based activities. Among the best places to get going in the snow are Mt. Bjelasnica, Mt. Jahorina and Mt. Igman.
If you’re looking for a little culture in Sarajevo, spend an hour or two at the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum and the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Follow a local guide or take a self-guided tour, study the collections or simply relax in the peaceful spaces.
Some of the most photographed heritage sites of the area are the religious buildings that have stood faithfully here for many generations. Learn all about the original construction methods of the Cathedral of Jesus' Heart and the Serb Orthodox Cathedral as you inspect the old structures.
Hikers will be pleased to learn that the area also has several larger nature preserves with beautiful landscapes and some notable native species. To explore one of the main local natural reserves, head to Mt. Trebevic.
Travel through time with a visit to the Bosnian History Museum, one of the main history museums. Walk through the museum’s peaceful hallways and view the ancient artifacts on display.
Markale is the perfect place to go to if you have a passion for shopping and people watching. See what locals are wearing and then purchase some unique keepsakes to remind you of Sarajevo.
To get a photo that will impress the folks back home while you are in the city head to Eternal Flame. This is one of those places that will stay in your memory for many years. When you visit, don't forget that not only is this place attractive, it is also steeped in history.
Nature lovers will want to check out Vrelo Bosne, where you can enjoy some time outdoors. It is a tranquil space where locals and visitors alike gather to enjoy the fresh air and greenery.
Sarajevo is a special place that gives up its hidden gems to savvy travellers prepared to venture away from the main sights. The Sarajevo Synagogue, The Sarajevo Synagogue, the Bosmal City Centar and the Ali Pasha's Mosque are four great spots to wrap up your stay in this fascinating city.